8th International Course in Microbial Ecology

12-16 June 2017, CNR-ISE Verbania (Italy)

8 ICME – MICROBIAL METAGENOME ANALYSIS: HANDS-ON TRAINING

Course Description

An intensive course on how to assemble, annotate, and analyze whole metagenomics data in the broadest ecological context by targeting different operational units and specific genes and gene families. ICME8 is organized in the frame of 4.5 days of direct lectures and computer based practical trainings, starting from the raw sequences obtained by shotgun sequencing to final data analyses in an ecological framework, to go beyond purely descriptive studies.

  • Topics  and technique

  • Metagenomic Sequencing: history, application and project planning

  • Assembly, Binning and Annotation: Theory and hands-on training

Keynote speakers

Mariangela Girlanda
Mariangela GirlandaUniversity of Turin
Jean-Francois Flot
Jean-Francois FlotFree University of Brussels
Andrea Franzetti
Andrea Franzetti University of Milan Bicocca
Roland Marmeisse
Roland MarmeisseUniversité Lyon 1

Instructors

MEG@CNR-ISE

Gianluca Corno

Diego Fontaneto

Ester Eckert

Andrea Di Cesare

CNR-IRSA Rome

Stefano Amalfitano

CNR-ISMAR Ancona

Gian Marco Luna

CNR-IAMC Messina

Angelina Lo Giudice

CNR-ISMAR Venice

Grazia Quero

Microb&co

Manuela Coci

Participation and fee

The 8ICME has a practical approach as in the tradition of the International Course in Microbial Ecology. Participation is limited to 20 PhD students or early career researchers selected on the basis of their CV and motivation letter.

The registration fee is 480 € per person and covers the full participation to all the course activities and social events, lunches, tutorial material, lectures and protocols of the applied methodologies. Fill in the form to the right to subscribe to the 8ICME mailing list.

Application form

Name

Email

Your CV and cover letter

Your message

I authorise the processing of my personal information under D.Lgs. 196/03.

Deadlines

CV and motivation letter

30 April, 2017. Send CV- 1 page- and a motivation letter -200 words– to info@microbeco.org or use the application form above

Notification and fee

8 May. Notification of acceptance

20 May. Payment of the registration fee.

Submission and kick start

6 June. Submission of the contribution for 3 min personal presentation to info@microbeco.org

12 June 2017. Beginning of the course- Morning

0
0
0
Days
0
0
Hrs
0
0
Min
0
0
Sec

Information: travel and accommodation

Travel

we are preparing the list of nearest airports and train stations

Accommodation

we are preparing info about accommodation nearby the venue.

Information about Educational Credits

The course treats issues in cutting-edge research fields with a strongly practical-oriented approach and it is actually eligible for recognition of educational credits by different university and institutions. We usually provide a detailed letter with the program, topics, hours of theory and practice so that the participants can discuss it with the person responsible for the ECT System at their own university. The letter is signed by the President of Microb&co for the administrative aspect and by the Scientific Director of the course for the scientific content. Basically one European Credit point equals on average between 25 and 30 working hours; the range indicates that the credit points are decided at national level. The ICME last 4,5 days with 8 working hours per day which means a total of 36 hours.

A smart way to assign credits to the 8ICME course, would be to compare it with some other courses provided at your institution which has an established amount of EC; this apparently works fine for supervisors to identify the right number of credits. Write to info@microbeco.org for more information.

Venue and  Partners

8th International Course in Microbial Ecology

CNR-Institute of Ecosystem Study, Verbania (Italy)